Secretariat-General of the European Commission (SG) - Parlementaire monitor

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Secretariat-General of the European Commission (SG)

The Secretariat-General supports the European Commission, the college of Commissioners especially, in its daily work. It does so in various ways; it track legislative proposals submitted to the other EU institutions, aids in monitoring the implementation of EU-legislation in the member-states, help manage contacts between the EU and civil society. It also supports the Commission president in his or her activities as policy-maker.

In particular, the Secretariat-General:

  • Contributes to the definition of the Commission's strategic objectives and priorities and shapes cross-cutting policies;
  • Coordinates, facilitates, advises and arbitrates, so as to ensure the coherence, quality and delivery of policy, legislation and operations across policy areas and Commission departments;
  • Coordinates the planning and programming of the initiatives of the Commission;
  • ensures the smooth running of the decision-making process and strives to rationalise both procedures and supporting IT tools as part of the evolution towards an efficient and modern e-Commission;
  • Acts as the Commission's interface with the other European institutions, national parliaments and non-governmental organisations and entities;
  • Fosters the Commission's institutional competences and the development of a service-oriented, modern, transparent and responsible European administration which works to the highest standards of ethics and integrity.


Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 1189 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
09.12.2020  First Progress Report on the EU Security Union Strategy.
03.12.2020  European democracy action plan.
Communication com(2020)790
02.12.2020  New EU-US agenda for global change.
28.10.2020  Additional COVID-19 response measures.
Communication com(2020)687
19.10.2020  Commission Work Programme 2021 A Union of vitality in a world of fragility.
Communication com(2020)690


Legislation currently being implemented

There are 63 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by this Directorate-General, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
20.05.2020  Temporary measures for time limits in collection, verification and examination stages in Regulation 2019/788 on the European citizens' initiative in view of COVID-19.
Regulation com(2020)221
05.12.2018  Signing and of Euratom, of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU and Euratom.
Decision com(2018)833
05.12.2018  Conclusion of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU and Euratom.
Decision com(2018)834
28.11.2018  Composition of the Committee of the Regions.
Decision com(2018)782
28.11.2018  Composition of the European Economic and Social Committee.
Decision com(2018)783


Legislation in force

There are at least 282 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
28.05.2020  EU Recovery Instrument to support the recovery in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Regulation com(2020)441
13.11.2018  Amending regulation 539/2001 listing the third countries whose nationals need visas and those that do not, as regards the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union.
Regulation com(2018)745
03.05.2018  Implementing measures for the system of Own Resources of the EU.
Regulation com(2018)322
02.05.2018  Protection of the Union's budget in case of generalised deficiencies as regards the rule of law in the Member States.
Regulation com(2018)324
02.05.2018  System of Own Resources of the EU.
Decision com(2018)325